How to connect fpCAN and Victron Energy CAN (VE.CAN)

Generators equipped with xControl, iControl2 or fpControl can be connected to the »VE.CAN« from Victron Energy. This makes it possible to monitor and operate the Fischer Panda generator using a Victron GX device. The connection to the »VE.CAN« is established via the »fpControl CAN Interface – SAE J1939«.

Connecting xControl to Victron

Which parts are needed to establish the connection?
  • Victron GX Device, software release v2.07 or later.
  • Fischer Panda Generator with »xControl Generator Control – Servo« (xControl GC-S), software release 4V38 or higher, Fischer Panda article number 0000292 (xControl GC-S).
  • »xControl Control Panel – Generator« (xControl CP-G), software release 4V29 or higher, Fischer Panda article number 0000557.
  • »fpControl CAN Interface – SAE J1939« (fpControl CI-SAE J1939), software release 2V05 or higher, Fischer Panda article number 0006107.
  • fpCAN patch cable, available in different lengths (see table below).
  • Adapter cable »fpCAN – VE.CAN«, Fischer Panda article number 0023441.
  • 2 x fpCAN terminating resistor 120 Ohm with RJ45 connector, red RAL 3000 with FP logo, Fischer Panda article number 0003022.
  • Optional with 3 phase generators: »xControl Measurement Unit – MM-3« (xControl MM-3), software release 4V0b or higher, Fischer Panda article number 0025831.
Schematic how to connect a Fischer Panda xControl generator to a Victron GX device
Connecting Victron Color Control to fpCAN
xControl: Connecting a Victron Color Control GX to fpCAN

Connecting iControl to Victron

Which parts are needed to establish the connection?
  • Victron GX Device, software release v2.07 or later.
  • Fischer Panda Generator with »iControl2 ECU«, software release PiC2_2.17 or higher, the iControl2 ECU is available in different options (see table below).
  • »iControl2 Panel«, no minimum requirement to the software release, Fischer Panda article number 0000549.
  • »fpControl CAN Interface – SAE J1939« (fpControl CI-SAE J1939), software release 2V05 or higher, Fischer Panda article number 0006107.
  • Adapter cable »iControl2 to fpCAN«, Fischer Panda article number 0008899.
  • Adapter cable »fpCAN – VE.CAN«, Fischer Panda article number 0023441.
  • 2 x fpCAN terminating resistor 120 Ohm with RJ45 connector, red RAL 3000 with FP logo, Fischer Panda article number 0003022.
Schematic how to connect a Fischer Panda iControl2 generator to a Victron GX device
Connecting Victron Color Control to fpCAN
iControl2: Connecting a Victron Color Control GX to fpCAN

Connecting fpControl to Victron

Which parts are needed to establish the connection?
  • Victron GX Device, software release v2.07 or later.
  • Fischer Panda Generator with »fpControl Generator Control – Servo« (fpControl GC-S), the connection works with any software release of fpControl GC-S, Fischer Panda article number 0029554 (fpControl GC-S).
  • »fpControl Control Panel – Generator« (fpControl CP-G), the connection works with any software release of (fpControl CP-G), Fischer Panda article number 0029338.
  • »fpControl CAN Interface – SAE J1939« (fpControl CI-SAE J1939), software release 2V05 or higher, Fischer Panda article number 0006107.
  • fpCAN patch cable, available in different lengths (see table below).
  • Adapter cable »fpCAN – VE.CAN«, Fischer Panda article number 0023441.
  • 2 x fpCAN terminating resistor 120 Ohm with RJ45 connector, red RAL 3000 with FP logo, Fischer Panda article number 0003022.
  • Optional with 3 phase generators: »xControl Measurement Unit – MM-3« (xControl MM-3), software release 4V0b or higher.

Frequenly asked questions

Can I operate the Fischer Panda Generator without the original control panel if I use a Victron GX device instead?

No, the generator cannot be operated without the original Fischer Panda control panel. The xControl / iControl2 / fpControl control panel must always be connected to the generator. The Victron GX device is an additional control panel.
What do I have to consider if I want to start the Fischer Panda generator using a Victron GX device?

The automatic start must be activated at the xControl / iControl2 / fpControl panel so that the generator can be started using the Victron GX device.

Accessories

fpCAN patch cable

Available in different lengths:

LengthFischer Panda article number
25 m0013474
15 m0004686
10 m0013473
6 m0013472
3 m0013471
1 m0013470
0,5 m0013468
0,2 m0013466
Terminating resistor

fpCAN terminating resistor 120 Ohm with RJ45 connector, red RAL 3000 with FP logo. Fischer Panda article number 0003022.

fpCAN termination resistor 120 Ohm with RJ45 connector, red RAL 3000 with FP logo
iControl2 ECU

Available in different options dependent on starting system:

iControl2 ECU option Fischer Panda article number
12 V starting system0000492
24 V starting system0005925
Panda 60i 12 V starting system0031548
Panda 60i 12 V starting system0031551

Further information

Further information, in particular on settings and on the operation of the Victron GX device, can be found under »GX – Fischer Panda generators» on the Victron Energy website.